As 2020 winds down, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) would like to take this opportunity to thank our subscribers, members, sponsors and speakers for your continued support throughout this year. We are so appreciative of each and every one of you. Inner Circle will be taking a break until Jan. 6, but until then, here’s a list of our most popular content from the past 12 months. Enjoy, and we will see you on the other side of 2020!
- 17 Questions With Joelle Grunberg, Former President and CEO, Lacoste North America and Central America
Joelle Grunberg is a seasoned C-suite leader in the fashion industry as well as being a WIRLC member. Five years ago, Joelle picked up her entire life in France and moved to New York to take on the role of president and CEO of Lacoste North America and Central America. In this article, we asked Joelle some rapid-fire questions so you can get to know her better. Joelle is now president, Wolverine Boston Brands.
- 2020 Top Women in Retail
WIRLC was proud to present its 10th annual list of the top women executives in the retail industry. The 2020 Top Women in Retail report features a who’s who in the industry. Honorees, some of whom were nominated via a survey of our WIRLC members and Inner Circle e-newsletter subscribers, were chosen based on several criteria, including position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry.
- Monkey Feet USA Founder on Finding the Right Partners and Connecting Authentically With Customers
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Digital Content Manager Kristina Stidham interviews Rachael Dalfonzo, founder and president of Monkey Feet USA, a fast-growing e-commerce brand selling children’s and women’s handcrafted moccasins that are fashionable, functional and high quality, with affordability in mind.
- A New Pan Pan Vocabulary for a Leader’s Soul
As you lead your business, your brand, your team, your family to become more, contributor Andrea Syverson encourages you to pay attention to your very own soul. The world urgently needs authentic, empathetic, soulful leaders.
- Rowan’s Founder on Elevating the Ear Piercing Experience With Safety and Celebration
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Content Strategist Ashley Chiaradio interviews Louisa Serene Schneider, founder and CEO of Rowan, a unique ear piercing experience.
- Born to Turtle: Why Your Pandemic Resume Should Have Lots of White Space
WIRLC contributor Andrea Syverson encourages you to plan some “turtling time” soon. She explains how she learned that “turtling” is good for the soul, the mind, the body, the senses and, yes, your work brain, too.
- 18 Questions With Celeste Risimini-Johnson, Former Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, FULLBEAUTY Brands
Celeste Risimini-Johnson is a dynamic leader, Women in Retail Leadership Circle member, and merchandising veteran who has worked for FULLBEAUTY Brands, Lands’ End, Babies “R” Us, and The Children’s Place. Celeste is currently chief merchandising officer at Barnes & Noble College. We asked Celeste some rapid-fire questions so you can get to know her better.
- A Day in the Life of Cristina Ceresoli, Vice President, Marketing, Soma, Chico’s FAS
Cristina Ceresoli, vice president, marketing, Soma, a Chico’s FAS brand, is a Women in Retail Leadership Circle board member and retail marketing expert. This is a first-person account of a typical day for her at the Naples, Fla.-based Chico’s FAS office, giving us a glimpse into her world!
- Liz Elting’s 9 Necessities for Business Survival in a Crisis
Liz Elting, a business leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who famously shepherded her company TransPerfect from a dorm-room startup into a billion-dollar enterprise, including through both 9/11 and the 2008 financial meltdown, offered nine necessities for business survival in a crisis.
- Former Crate and Barrel CEO Neela Montgomery on Leading During COVID-19
During the April Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Neela Montgomery, former CEO of Crate and Barrel, discussed strategies the home decor retailer implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic that she believes could become standard ways of doing business going forward, and so much more, with WIRLC Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli. In November, Montgomery was named executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy/Retail.